Spine Surgery Specialist

NeuroCare Partners

Board Certified Neurosurgeon located in The Woodlands, TX

Spine surgery is a complex procedure that requires exceptional skill. If you're in need of surgery for a back or neck problem, board-certified neurosurgeon Mirza Baig, MD, of NeuroCare Partners in The Woodlands, Texas, can help. Dr. Baig and his team are skilled surgeons who specialize in performing the most advanced forms of spine surgery. For more information, call NeuroCare Partners or use the online scheduling tool today.

Spine Surgery Q&A

Why might I need spine surgery?

Spine surgery is an option that patients with serious back problems might require. The NeuroCare Partners team encourages patients to pursue nonsurgical treatments initially, reserving spine surgery for the most persistent and disabling cases.

Surgery does present some risks and requires expert rehabilitation. It's also considerably more costly than nonsurgical options. Most significantly, nonsurgical treatments are successful in treating the majority of patients who have back and neck pain. These treatments include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Spinal injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Neuromodulation

If your condition fails to improve with these methods and is causing severe symptoms, spine surgery could be your best option.

What conditions can spine surgery treat?

Spine surgery can address numerous back problems from your cervical spine (neck) to your lumbar spine (lower back), including:

  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Fractures and dislocations at all levels
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Infections in the spine

NeuroCare Partners surgeons have extensive experience performing a wide range of spine surgeries, including minimally invasive techniques that reduce tissue damage and promote faster recovery.

What kind of spine surgery might I need?

NeuroCare Partners offers spine surgeries to suit all patients, whatever their needs. Procedures they perform include:

Disc surgery and fusion

Discectomy involves the removal of an intervertebral disc. Microdiscectomy is similar, but your surgeon takes away only the damaged area of the disc. 

Spinal fusion surgery of the neck and lower back typically follows discectomy, joining the vertebrae on either side of the removed disc. Another option is disc replacement surgery.

Laminectomy and laminotomy

These procedures involve the removal of all or a portion of the bony lamina — the part of each vertebra that forms the arch of your spinal canal. Your surgeon may carry out laminectomy or laminotomy before disc decompression and fusion surgery.

Revision surgery

Revision surgery involves the correction of issues arising from previous spine surgeries.

NeuroCare Partners also performs corrections of spinal abnormalities such as scoliosis and kyphosis, as well as reconstructive spine surgery.

Spine surgery typically takes place under a general anesthetic and requires a short stay in the hospital. As part of your rehabilitation after spine surgery, you need to follow a course of physical therapy to optimize healing and mobility.

If you have treatment-resistant back or neck pain, NeuroCare Partners excels in performing advanced spine surgery. Call today or book an appointment online.